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Kimberley Days and Yesterdays
45 years in the Great Nor-West of Western Australia
by Charles Edward Flinders
ISBN 978-0-85905-064-5, (New, 2016), A4, well illustrated, indexed, 122 pages, 355 grams
$30.00* + POST
Charles Flinders was a co-lateral descendant of Matthew Flinders. His time in the Kimberley-North West during their Roaring Days are told in his memoirs. People, incidents and tales of the characters that built the nation are a joy to read.
edited by C. Clement & P.J. Bridge
ISBN 0 85905 145 5, (1991 new), Hard Cover, 145mm x 222mm, 310pp, illustrated, 550grams
$40.00 + POST
Kimberley Scenes is a collection of material written by people who were involved in Kimberley exploration, prospecting and pastoral enterprise in the 1880s and 1890s. Much of the material deals with the gold rush of 1886, providing rare insight into the events and hardships that marked the short-lived rush. The written material is complemented by numerous photographs.
The First Twenty Years
Major Trevor Tough RFD (Retd)
Formerly Troop Commander and later OPSO Kimberley Squadron
From the Foreword by Major General (Retd) The Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC:
ISBN 978-0-85905-618-2 (2015 New) A4, 193pp, illust., SC, (500g+)
$40.00 + POST
"Major Trevor Tough, himself a long time member of the Squadron, has written an informed, detailed and at times passionate account of the Squadron and its people spanning the first 20 years of its establishment in 1981. Characters abound as the author takes us informatively and interestingly through the myriad of specialised skill sets required of a NORFORCE soldier.
Kimberley was God's
by Harold S. Godbehear
ISBN 978-0-85905-117-0, (New, 2011), illust., A4, 112pp, 325grams
$30.00* + POST
A good read for all interested in the North and bush life and people.
Harold Godbehear was one of the great characters of the Kimberley and known by all of those in the Kimberley between the 1920s and 1950s. Starting life as a seaman, having escaped office life, he arrived in Fremantle in 1913.
With experience on Minilya Station and droving he was just in time to join the 10th Light Horse, serving in Egypt and Palestine. In 1929 he was appointed manager of Myroodah Station, on the Fitzroy out of Derby. Thus began his Kimberley life, of which he writes in a very readable style. Men, women, horses, cattle, sheep and dogs, and the Kimberley are the subjects of his humorous but caressing monologue of life in the tropics.
Kinda Warm, Ain't It Misssus?
by Kath Zuegg
ISBN 978-0-85905-129-3, (2009), Soft Cover, 75pp, illustrated, 110grams
$15.00 + POST
Kath and Harry Zuegg were mining at the Shenandoah out of Gullewa when they decided to try their luck at Bamboo Creek. Perhaps Kath Zuegg's own words best describe what this book is all about... "The 'hard as hell' rock in the Doone beat us in the end. It was not profitable to mine with the machinery and tools available to us ... my aim is to share with you my memories of the wonderful people; the happenings -some bright, some sad, - that took place up north during the eighteen months my husband, Harry, and I spent there."
A memoir of bush life in the Depression of the 1930s.
The Kingdom of Shylock (Revised)
by Frank Anstey MP
ISBN 0 85905 392 X, (2006 reprint), Soft Cover, A4, 112pp, Illustrated, 315grams
$30.00* + POST
First published in 1917, when it was repressed. This is a reprint of the second edition. Frank Anstey (1865-1940) was a leader of the Labor Party, a committed socialist, supporter of public finance and the Commonwealth Bank, and viewed WWI as “a war of rival capitalists”. He was more right than wrong. In this age of the globalisation, of organized criminality, we need more like him who will stick to their guns against cannibalistic corporate capitalism. This is an essential reference in understanding the true Labor Party, economic power in Australia, how far we have come along the road to total financial control of our lives, and conversely how diminished is our understanding of the forces that torture us.
Knights of the Boomerang
by H. Basedow
ISBN 0 85905 247 8, (2004 reprint of 1935 edition), Soft Cover, 120pp, illustrated, 170grams,
$22.00 + POST
Episodes from a life spent among the native tribes of Australia. Set mainly in the Northern Territory.
Dr. Basedow was Chief Medical Officer and Protector of Aborigines in the Northern Territory, and later Special Aborigines Commissioner. Dr Basedow led both Government and private expeditions into Central and Northern Australia, and made a world-wide reputation as a geologist and anthropologist.
Kokoda and Gona - New Guinea 1942
by WX8340 L/Cpl W.F.Cousins 2/16 Bn
ISBN 978-0-85905-489-8, (New 2010), A4, 31pp, 120 grams
Frank Cousens' graphic reminiscences of fighting in New Guinea, with a Foreword by Lt Bill Grayden, also of the 2/16.
by William Leonard Grayden
ISBN 978-0-85905-600-7, (New, 2015), 160 x 240, 157 pages, illustrated, 415 grams.
$30.00 + POST
Lt Bill Grayden, under Brig. Arnold Potts, led his men in the bitter fighting of Kokoda in 1942. This book, possibly the only one written by one of those who fought, rather than by a distant armchair observer.
The Isurava-Ioribaiwa segment of the Kokoda Track campaign is one of the most significant in Australia’s military history and yet is one of the least understood in terms of its significance.
Krakatoa in Western Australia. Pseudobitumen
by Peter J. Bridge
ISBN 0 85905 414 4, (2007 New, e-published 2006, in the Dollypot, Greenhide and Spindrift column Vol.1 No.7 – 8.), 30 pp, saddle, Soft Cover, A4, 125grams
$20.00* + POST
When Krakatoa lifted off, WA rang like a bell and many strange seismic activities were recorded. Pseudobitumen from desert caves has intrigued investigators for over 150 years.